Get started cycling program

Prepare for the 40km or 53km with the BCCC Body Torque training program. Begin your free training program now and get yourself ready to ride on Saturday 9th November 2019.  The training program will enable you to ride up to 60kms comfortably

Click the link above to sign up for the free program. You will then receive a weekly email with a link to that week’s training plan.  Good luck and we can’t wait to see you on the 9th November, with your mindset, confidence, endurance and strength in top shape for the ride of your life!

Why riders come back every year

The Bass Coast Cycle Challenge’s four rides  (40km, 53km, 85km, 121km) are loved by many returning and new riders each year. After the 2018 event we  asked you why you keep coming back and here’s what you said … if you like what you read, get involved, enter the ride now:

“It’s a relaxed, friendly,  welcoming event not just for the hard core riders, it’s beautiful scenery and that’s what keeps me coming back every year.”


“This is our BCCC 7th ride. We love it mostly because of the beautiful course, & the variety the course offers. We love that the event isn’t  too big, & that everyone’s very friendly & not pretentious.”


“The community spirit, beautiful ride, and the volunteers are awesome.”


“I loved the route organisation, the marshalling and the attitude of the participants.”


“I love the route and the low key atmosphere.”


“Loved the personal challenge, the friendliness of the volunteers and the atmosphere of the ride – all very positive. And so well organised compared to some other rides!”


“Challenging ride in a relaxed environment with friends.”


“Friendly atmosphere. close to Melbourne. great weekend away.”


“The route was beautiful. The new start/end is an excellent choice. The volunteers who showed us the route out on the road were so nice and encouraging.”

“I especially liked the ride route – quiet roads and beautiful scenery.”


“Nice routes with little traffic.”


“When we get to Mt Misery every year we wonder why on earth we are there, but the satisfaction on getting up it, & the next hill which is equally torturous makes us comes back again the next year.”

With just two months to go and rider numbers capped at 1000, don’t miss out on your spot. Enter now.


Need somewhere to stay for the BCCC?


Need somewhere to stay for the BCCC? Check out these great rates at the RACV Inverloch Resort

Bass Coast Cycle Challenge is pleased to announce the RACV Inverloch Resort is supporting the event in 2019.

The much welcomed support will see 2019 BCCC riders provided with significantly discounted rates for specific rooms, cabins and caravan sites at the resort on the event weekend – Friday 8 and Saturday 9  November 2019.

“We are thrilled to further strengthen our ongoing partnership and offer our support to this wonderful and important community event.” said Carey Norton, Resort Manager at the RACV Inverloch Resort.

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Including two full breakfasts served in the stunning Radius restaurant, a two night stay with an Ocean View is being discounted to just $297 per night, while the Premium Ocean View Room is $340 per night. Cabins are also available at $310 per night for two guests, including breakfast. Two night minimum booking applies on Saturday nights.

“BCCC entrants can also access RACV Membership rates (to their level of membership) if the rates are lower for them to book.”

These rates are for direct bookings only with the RACV Inverloch Resort. BOOK NOW VIA PHONE 03 5674 0000 or VIA EMAIL

The Bass Coast Cycle Challenge is one of the most spectacular rides in Victoria and will be held on Saturday 9th November 2019. With four ride choices there is something to suit all ages and abilities. A charity event, proceeds fund in-school road safety education for young drivers, passengers and cyclists.

Enter a ride now at:






Le Tour star commentator back as ambassador of Bass Coast Cycle Challenge

We see him on our TVs every night during the #TDF2019 – and we are very lucky to have his ongoing support.

Former Australian racing cyclist and current SBS #TDF2019 commentator Dave McKenzie has been confirmed as Bass Coast Cycle Challenge ambassador, for the ninth consecutive year.

McKenzie will cycle one of the stunning routes and will be on hand to welcome home riders.

“The Bass Coast Cycle Challenge is an extremely important event,” said Mckenzie.

“Driven and organized by the local community, it has a really friendly vibe and it also has spectacular and challenging routes. I feel very honoured to be involved in such a great event which helps to grow our sport and also educate young drivers in the region, making our roads safer.” Said McKenzie.

Follow Dave and his TDF journey via Twitter: @davemacka

From road warriors to recreational riders, there is a ride for you

Do you love riding your bike? Then you will love the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge –  an event everyone can enjoy – not just the road warriors among us!

With four cycling routes –  121km, 85km, 53km, 40km – the event is a favourite among riders of all ages and abilities.

Which ride is right for you?

Our 121km and 85km routes are challenging, especially the 250 Mt Misery climb.  The 121km is the showpiece with 14 climbs. These routes are best for the more experienced riders.

The 53km is perfect for intermediate riders, or those who have experience at longer distances but haven’t been on a bike in a while.

Our 40km is perfect for recreational riders, predominantly flat with some majestic scenery.

So why not set yourself a goal, or a challenge, or just get a date in the calendar to give you a light at the end of this chilly winter tunnel!

Spread the word, book your accommodation and enter a ride now to save with our early bird rates.

The 2019 event will be held on Saturday 9 November, starting and finishing in the stunning beachside town of Inverloch.



2019 jersey and merch launched

Drum roll please … We are excited to unveil the 2019 rider jersey for the 2019 Bass Coast Cycle Challenge (on Saturday 9 November 2019.)

Designed and made by local Victorian sportswear company Body Torque, the 2019 jersey is light and bright and will help our riders stand out on the road as they tackle their choice of challenge.

“The jersey is super cool, it has flouro elements which are visible from afar by all road users.” Said Gav Slavin, event director.

Jerseys – worth $75 – are included in the entry fee for the 121km, 85km, 53km, 40km rides.

We have additional merchandise for sale via the registration site, including caps, arm warmers, vests, knicks and socks.

Enter now to save with our early bird rates, and also be in with a chance to win a full riders kit worth over $350, free ride entry, or individual merch items – the arm warmers sure would come in handy during the chilly winter rides.



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Your ride helps our kids be safe

Road safety is an issue that touches us all and thanks to all who have ridden in the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge, around 2000 students from South Gippsland the Bass Coast regions have had access to intensive road safety education courses which work towards saving lives on our roads. 

The Bass Coast Cycle Challenge (Saturday 9 November 2019, Inverloch) attracts hundreds of participants who come from all over Victoria to take part in one of the cornerstone rides (121km, 85km, 53km, 40km).

While riders get to experience one of the most scenic rides in Victoria, the broader benefits of the event are far reaching, with proceeds funding courses run in our local schools, which arm the next generation with life saving road safety knowledge.


RYDA is a series of practical and powerful workshops that aim to change the way young people think about road safety.  As part of an interactive one-day excursion, students experience braking at different speeds, devise travel strategies that will work for them in the real world and get tips from road safety experts on how to protect themselves, their friends and family.  The most powerful moments come from crash survivors who take the time to tell their stories.

“To date we have had around 2000 students attend RYDA from eight local secondary schools in Wonthaggi, Phillip Island, Korumburra, Leongatha, Foster and Mirboo North.” Said co-event director Gavin Slavin.

Enter the 2019 Bass Coast Cycle Challenge and help put young people on the road to a safer future.

Early education is an important initiative that has contributed to the number of young people killed in road crashes falling by 48% over the past decade.

RYDA targets 16-18 year old students who are approaching that crucial time in their lives where they start to drive independently or are travelling as passengers of novice drivers.” Said Catherine Smith from Road Safety Education Limited.

Proceeds from the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge will continue to support RYDA, in addition to a broader suite of driver education programs. 

Students from years 10, 11 and 12 will benefit, with funds supporting the ‘Keys Please Vic Roads education program’ (year 10), the RYDA program (year 11) and Vic roads MukUpday program (year 12).

“Having a diverse range of programs in every secondary school in the region provides the best opportunity to promote safer driving and hopefully reduce the road toll.” Said Slavin.

In addition to these programs, the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge will support the L2P program which moves the education from the class room environment to the open road.

“It not only supports first time drivers through their first 120 hours of driving with a qualified mentor or parent until they are ready to sit their P plate license, but also educates parents / carers to become driving education mentors.”

The Bass Coast Cycle Challenge  will be held on Saturday 9 November 2019. 




Entries now open – be an early bird!

Entries are open for the 9th annual Bass Coast Cycle Challenge, to be held in Victoria’s spectacular Bass Coast region on Saturday 9 November 2019.


We want to reward those who get in early with discounted entry rates … Early bird entrants will receive discounted entry until 31 August (check out entry costs here) and will also go into a draw to win a free ride entry and a full BCCC riding kit worth over $350 – helmet, a BCCC jersey, knicks, vest, arm warmers, cap and socks.

With some of Victoria’s most stunning scenery, the BCCC’s four rides – 121km, 85km, 53km, 40km – cater for all abilities, from recreational riders to road warriors who are keen for a more challenging course.

In 2019 we also are excited to have a $5000 bike up for grabs, in the BCCC Wheel Heat raffle. This amazing BCCC Wheel Heat raffle is open to everyone – you do not have to be a BCCC rider to purchase, however 2019 BCCC entrants will receive a free raffle ticket for every one purchased. Buy a ticket via our registration site.

The Bass Coast Cycle Challenge is a charity event. Proceeds fund the education of young drivers, passengers and cyclists, making our roads a safer place for all. Since 2010, the BCCC has enabled around 2000 students from Bass Coast secondary schools to take part the game-changing RYDA program.